About Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Technology, A.S.

Program Purpose

“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.”

The Tallahassee Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 15B
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
 
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lake View Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

This program is also approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Advanced Placement Policy

Students are required to successfully complete all of the requirements and courses in the Paramedic Program to be eligible for graduation and to sit for the National Registry of EMT certification exam and/or the Florida paramedic exam. Advanced placement and experiential learning will not be considered. Students transferring from other institutions’ paramedic programs may be eligible for acceptance into various stages of the program. This is determined after transcripts, course syllabi, outlines and skills have been evaluate by the appropriate staff and faculty of Tallahassee Community College.

 

Program Outcomes

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) National Exam and State of Florida Exam Pass Rates

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

FL Exam 1st Time

19/22 graduates

19/23 graduates

9/9 graduates

11/12 graduates

Percentage Passed

86%

83%

100%

92%

FL Exam Overall

22/22 graduates

22/23 graduates

9/9 graduates

11/12 graduates

Percentage Passed

100%

96%

100%

92%

*NREMT Exam 1st Time

4/5 graduates

2/2 graduates

1/3 graduates

2/4 graduates

Percentage

80%

100%

33%

50%

*NREMT Exam Overall

4/5 graduates

2/2 graduates

2/3 graduates

2/4 graduates

Percentage

80%

100%

67%

50%

* FL does not currently require NREMT for certification.

 

Retention

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

Enrolled

Completed

26 admitted

22 graduated

27 admitted

21 graduated

22 admitted

21 graduated

18 admitted

13 graduated

Percentage Completed

85%

78%

73%

72%

Attrition Due to non-academic reasons

1

2

2

 

Attrition due to course failure

3

4

4

5

 

Job Placement

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

EMS Services

12

16

8

7

Fire Departments

4

4

6

1

Hospital

4

1

1

2

Military Service

0

1

 

 

Total

20

22

15

10

Percentage of graduates employed in EMS

91%

92%

94%

71%

 

 

The EMS Technology degree prepares students for a career Students performing CPR with instructor supervision in emergency medical care as EMS Team leaders or trainers in emergency medicine practice. Students who complete the program are competent in recognizing and assessing medical emergencies, as well as rendering care at the scene of an emergency, in an advanced life support ambulance, and in other appropriate settings such as hospital emergency departments and intensive care units. The program consists of 73 semester credit hours.